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Paris Carbone

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About me

I am an Associate Professor, founder and director of the Data Systems Lab.

Research: My focus gravitates around data-driven system design with applications in serverless computing, distributed databases, AI, data stream platforms, graph query systems, and acceleration using emerging new hardware and methods. Our lab's research has received high adoption and critical acclaim such as the prestigious ACM SIGMOD Systems Award 2023 for Apache Flink's transformative power in data processing, as well as the ACM DEBS 2024 Best Paper Award and VLDB 2023 Best PhD student Paper award 2023. Our work is funded by SSF, Vinnova, Digital Futures, Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and WASP AI.

Nurturing creative, independent, and capable young innovators is one of my passions. As of 2023, I was nominated as one of the top 10 supervisors at KTH.

Currently, I am a de-facto supervisor of the following PhD students:

and assistant supervisor of the following PhD students:

 Teaching:I am responsible for teaching and examining foundational topics in computer science at KTH. At the bachelor level, I teach the popular "Data Storage Paradigms IV1351" course which includes a system-oriented overview of database systems. Furthermore, at the 2nd and 3rd cycle, I also give the "Distributed Systems Advanced ID2203" course which includes fundamentals and up-to-date analysis of distributed systems and a unique specialization on data system theory and practice.

Leadership:I am contributing to the active collaboration between KTH, SAAB and Ericsson as a principal investigator in the national Advanced Digitalization program. Furthermore, I am a member of the Cooperate working group at Digital Futures (4 active grants) and facilitate an active collaboration with cutting-edge healthcare research at CDDH. Furthermore, I actively maintain key strategic collaborations with leading research partners at Boston University, TUDelft, and TUBerlin.

Software:Since 2014 I have served as a committer for Apache Foundation (Flink Project) and strive for continuous open-source contributions accompanying most of our major research findings in my team. Certain libraries have become fundamental within cloud infrastructure today. Examples of contributed projects:


Data Storage Paradigms (IV1351), examiner, teacher, course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specialising in ICT Innovation, Second Cycle (DA258X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Software Engineering for Distributed Systems, Second Cycle (DA240X), examiner | Course web

Distributed Systems, Advanced Course (ID2203), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Research Course in Distributed Systems (FID3011), examiner | Course web